Top 4 apps for those travelling and working abroad

Rob Braileanu

 · 07/23/2015  · 07/23/2015


With many much needed services only an app away, it’s never been easier to enjoy a new country or language before! Made for iOS or Android, these apps will cut your hassles in half by making the world accessible from the comfort of a couch. Whether you need to figure out how to get from point A to B as quickly and cheaply as possible or how to exchange money while on the go anywhere in the world, these are the top 4 Apps for those travelling and working abroad.


DuoLingo uses science-based visuals and techniques to teach anyone a new language; at any level or age. With user-friendly flash cards and brain-teasing tasks, Duo Lingo repeatedly engages the user in helpful colloquial words and phrases to help the user learn as much information as possible in a short amount of time. DuoLingo can teach you how to read and speak any language by associating words with easy-to-remember flashcards and listening comprehension techniques that even children would enjoy.


Sending and exchanging money while abroad has historically been an absolute nightmare, until now. Revolut has broken the prehistoric habits of money management by creating a user-friendly app and pre-paid travel card that can be managed via your iPhone or Android. For the first time ever, Revolut is leading the charge by cutting ATM withdrawal and exchanging fees to give the people back the power to dictate how they spend their money. Your parents and loved ones can also send you money from anywhere in the world via Facebook or Whatsapp with just the click of a button!


Meetup is the easiest way to make friends with like-minded people in your surrounding community for free. Normal people (just like you) can set up meetups online or via the app based on hobbies or interests for anyone to join. There’s a RSVP function and direct messaging so you can keep in contact with new friends that you make along the way. Can’t find a meetup that you’re passionate about in your surrounding area? Try creating your own!


Rome2Rio is the easiest way to figure out how to get from point A to point B, anywhere in the world; and it’s totally free to use. You literally just have to enter your starting and ending address into the home page or app and Rome2Rio will show you every possible travel option available and how much each way will cost. This is a fantastic way to immediately compare real-time prices to get the best deal and route possible.